A dramatic procession left Mount Saint Peter’s Church after the funeral for Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki. “I think it just represents the brotherhood of the profession,” Greensburg Police Detective Jerry Vernail said.
The investigation continues today after a veteran police officer was shot and killed Wednesday evening outside of a restaurant in Lower Burrell. The fallen police officer has been identified as Officer Derek Kotecki, a K-9 officer with the Lower Burrell Police Department in Westmoreland County.
A police officer was killed in a shooting in Lower Burrell. This happened at about 7 p.m. outside the Dairy Queen in the 300-block of Greensburg Road.
An old newsroom adage goes like this: “Dog bites man, that’s not news. Man bites dog, this is news.” But what about, “Man walks dogs?” It all depends on how many.
Two attendants who work at a no-kill animal shelter in Westmoreland County were bitten by rabid kitten over the weekend. The kitten was euthanized after it tested positive for rabies.
Authorities are investigating after two shootings Sunday evening, one in Allegheny County and the other in Westmoreland County.
A traffic stop in Westmoreland County prompted a wild police chase. Police saw an SUV going the wrong way on a one-way street in New Kensington Friday evening. After trying to pull the driver over, they started chasing the vehicle.
The family of 5-year-old Evan Kuba in New Kensington had a scare today they won’t soon be able to forget.
One person is dead after a car accident in New Kensington. The driver went through an intersection on Route 366 and went off the side of the road, flipped over and hit a tree.
One man has been hospitalized after gunfire rang out Sunday evening in New Kensington, Westmoreland County.
A fire forced residents from an apartment building in New Kensington. The building is located on Fourth Avenue.
It has been one year since a 14-year-old boy was killed in a drunk driving accident. His baseball team held a memorial service in his honor Monday night in New Kensington.
Authorities in Westmoreland County took one man into custody Thursday afternoon after surrounding a hotel in New Kensington. The incident happened around noon at the Clarion Hotel on Tarentum Bridge Road.
Authorities are investigating arson in New Kensington.
Four firefighters were taken to the hospital after battling a fire in New Kensington Saturday night.